The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education was created in 1941 by a vote of the people that amended the state's constitution to provide for such a system. The state system is comprised of 25 colleges and universities – including two research universities, 11 regional universities and 12 community colleges – and 11 constituent agencies and one higher education center. The State System is coordinated by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, and each institution is governed by a...
The Department of Tourism and Recreation operates under the general supervision of the Executive Director and in accordance with policies formulated by a nine member Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Commission. The Department is organized into four divisions: Administration, Oklahoma Today Magazine, Parks, Resorts & Golf, and Travel & Tourism.
The Oklahoma Bar Association, headquartered in Oklahoma City, was created by the Oklahoma Supreme Court to advance the administration of justice and to foster and maintain learning, integrity, competence, public service and high standards of conduct among Oklahoma's legal community. Although the OBA is an arm of the Supreme Court, the association does not receive any state funding.
The activities of the Department of Securities consist of receiving and processing applications for registration or exemption of securities, business opportunities, takeovers and subdivided land offered in and/or from the state of Oklahoma, including reviewing the offering documents and sales material to be used; receiving and processing applications for registration of broker-dealers, agents, investment advisers, and investment adviser representatives; periodic on-site examining of registrants...
Our mission at the Oklahoma State Department of Education, is to improve student success through: service to schools, parents and students; leadership for education reform; and regulation/deregulation of state and federal laws to provide accountability while removing any barriers to student success.
The Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL) is the official state library of Oklahoma. We serve the information and records management needs of state government, assist with public library development, coordinate library and information technology projects for the state, and serve the general public through our specialized collections.
byEducational Television Authority, Oklahoma (OETA)
The Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA) is a statewide network that provides a diverse fare of television programs to viewers across Oklahoma and in surrounding states. OETA began with one transmitting station, little money, limited broadcast hours and a small, almost immeasurable audience. Today, with OETA's statewide network of four transmitting stations and 15 translator stations, more than 1,800,000 viewers tune into OETA on a weekly basis.
The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is the state agency responsible for managing fish and wildlife, The Wildlife Department receives no general state tax appropriations and is supported by hunting and fishing license fees and federal excise taxes on hunting and fishing equipment.
OHFA offers nine housing programs ranging from a homeless program and rental assistance to housing development and home ownership. The mission of Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency is to help place people in homes. OHFA is there to help by providing affordable housing to working Oklahomans, help families with their housing needs by enabling them to buy homes through special financing opportunities, rent homes in safer neighborhoods and rehabilitate existing homes. OHFA is entrusted with hundreds...
Our goal is to provide Oklahomans with the resources needed to make sound decisions about the products and services offered by the entities we regulate. Additionally, we strive to protect consumers from deceptive and unfair business practices.
Welcome to the Oklahoma National Guard website. The Army National Guard exists in all 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia. The state, territory or district leadership are the Commanders in Chief for each Guard. Their Adjutants General are answerable to them for the training and readiness of the units. At the state level, the governors reserve the ability, under the Constitution of the United States, to call up members of the National Guard in time of domestic emergencies...
Our mission is to increase the quantity and quality of jobs in Oklahoma. We do that by attracting and growing businesses, building strong communities, encouraging the growth of knowledge-based industries, and ensuring an available, skilled workforce.
The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) prepares for, responds to, recovers from and mitigates against disasters and emergencies. The department maintains the State Emergency Operations Center which serves as a command center for reporting emergencies and coordinating state response activities. OEM delivers service to Oklahoma cities, towns and counties through the network of more than 400 local emergency managers.
byAgriculture, Food and Forestry, Oklahoma Department of
Welcome to the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry's webpage. It's an honor for our agency to be the leading source of information on the state's finest industry and the people it serves. Historically, Oklahoma agriculture has meant cattle and wheat to most people — and rightfully so. We're the fifth largest cattle producing state in the nation and the third largest producer of wheat. But Oklahoma agriculture in the 21st century is much more than beef and wheat. Crops and...
The Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan (OCSP) is administered by the Board of Trustees of the Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan. TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc. (TFI) serves as Program Manager. Investments in the plan are neither insured nor guaranteed and there is the risk of investment loss. The Plan Web site is for informational purposes only, and does not constitute an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy any security that may be referenced on the site. Such offer or...
In 1965, the Oklahoma Wheat Resources Act established the Oklahoma Wheat Commission, and with it a framework for Oklahoma wheat producers to invest in the promotion of their product, Hard Red Winter wheat. The Oklahoma Wheat Commission is entirely producer-controlled. Oklahoma wheat producers elect their fellow producers to serve as commissioners in district elections. Each district has an opportunity to elect a commissioner every 5 years. Once selected, commissioners are appointed by the...
azz. Our motto at the Jazz Hall of Fame is "Creating Unity Through Music." We believe everyone should share in and enjoy Oklahoma's wonderful rich jazz, blues and gospel history. Our efforts at the Jazz Hall are to educate Oklahomans, tourists and visitors about Oklahoma's amazing and diverse music heritage, and the impact the music and our outstanding Oklahoma artists have made to the fabric of music in this country and on the musical landscape throughout the world.
The Oklahoma Biological Survey is both a research unit of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma and a state office. Our purpose is to gather, analyze and disseminate information regarding animal and plant forms and ecological communities within the state and associated geographical areas. In addition to scholarly research and publication, we provide information to citizens, organizations, businesses, and agencies concerning Oklahoma's biota, and we assist in the...
byCareer and Technology Education, Oklahoma Department of
The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education is located in the north-central Oklahoma town of Stillwater. The department provides leadership, resources, and assures standards of excellence for a comprehensive statewide system of career and technology education. That system offers programs and services in 29 technology center districts operating on 57 campuses, 398 comprehensive school districts, 25 skill centers and three juvenile facilities.
In 1993, leaders representing Oklahoma's oil producers and royalty owners, working with the Oklahoma State Legislature, formed the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board. Oklahoma's natural gas producers joined soon after. Our mission -- to use the strength of Oklahoma’s greatest industry to improve the lives of all Oklahomans through education and restoration. At the heart of our mission is the OERB's ongoing commitment to clean up Oklahoma's orphaned and abandoned well sites -- sites left to ruin...
The Oklahoma Historical Society has been collecting, preserving, and sharing the history of Oklahoma and its people since before statehood. OHS started by creating, collecting, and disseminating newspapers throughout the Oklahoma Territory.
Since its creation in 1935, the Grand River Dam Authority has been guided by some key ideals: Supply low-cost, reliable electric power and be responsive to the interests and concerns of its customer partners.
The Oklahoma Tax Commission's purpose is to facilitate the administration, enforcement, and collection of taxes and other levies enacted by the Oklahoma Legislature for the general maintenance and welfare of the State of Oklahoma.
Oklahoma ABLE Tech is a statewide assistive technology program located at the Seretean Wellness Center at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. Oklahoma ABLE Tech's mission is to improve access to and acquisition of assistive technology (AT) for individuals with disabilities of all ages through comprehensive, statewide programs that are consumer responsive. A tremendous variety of assistive technology is available today. Oklahoma ABLE Tech is a way to connect Oklahomans with disabilities...
The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) expands opportunities for employment, independent life and economic self-sufficiency by helping Oklahomans with disabilities bridge barriers to success in the workplace, school and at home.
The mission of every OSBI member is to ensure the safety and security of the citizens of Oklahoma. The OSBI will continue to be the professional law enforcement agency for the State of Oklahoma. We provide specialized apprehension and crime detection services through teamwork, training, research, and implementation of innovative technologies. We recruit and retain the expertise required to meet changing responsibilities. We increase public awareness through proactive publicity and education.
Recognizing the need for a fire service organization dedicated to firefighter training, the Oklahoma State Legislature passed House Bill 2372 in 2004 creating COFT. The legislature tasked COFT with four responsibilities: 1. Identify firefighter training needs and set training goals for the State of Oklahoma 2. Interact with the Department of Homeland Security on firefighter training and grants 3. Administer and maintain incentive and recognition programs for Oklahoma firefighters 4. Advise the...
The Oklahoma Health Care Authority is the primary entity in the state of Oklahoma charged with controlling costs of state-purchased health care. The agency must balance this fiscal responsibility with two, equally important goals: 1. Assuring that state-purchased health care meets acceptable standards of care; 2. Ensuring that citizens of Oklahoma who rely on state-purchased health care are served in a progressive and positive system.
The Oklahoma Climatological Survey was established by the State Legislature in 1980 to provide climatological services to the people of Oklahoma. The Survey maintains an extensive array of climatological information, operates the Oklahoma Mesonet, and hosts a wide variety of educational outreach and scientific research projects.
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The mission of the Department of Public Safety is to save lives and protect the public property by enforcing the laws of the State of Oklahoma. The Department also provides information programs to schools and organizations concerning drug abuse and traffic safety.
The website for the attorney general of Oklahoma. This site is an easy-to-use tool for citizens who may want to learn more about the attorney general's office. We also hope you will find information about the services offered through this office and ways that we can help you fight fraud and stop scams in your community.
byLiquefied Petroleum Gas Research, Marketing and Safety Commission, Oklahoma
The Oklahoma LP Gas Research, Marketing and Safety Commission was created by the Oklahoma Legislature in 1994 to serve Oklahoma's propane industry and the thousands of propane customers. As its name indicates, the Commission is the number one source for research, marketing and safety activities as they relate to propane. Throughout this website, you'll find information on various programs, activities and products that are available through the Commission.
OMPA was created with the purpose of providing adequate, reliable and economic sources of electric power and energy to Oklahoma municipalities and public trusts operating municipal electric systems on June 2, 1981. This would allow members the financial benefits of a large utility while maintaining control of their electric utility.
The mission of the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth is to improve services to children by: facilitating joint planning and coordination among public and private agencies; independent monitoring of the children and youth service system for compliance with established responsibilities; and entering into agreements to test models and demonstration programs for effective services.
byAssociation of South Cental Oklahoma Governments (ASCOG)
ASCOG is one of eleven regional councils of government in the state of Oklahoma. The organization provides significant services to an eight county region. These services include, but are not limited to, workforce development, community and economic development, aging, public safety and environmental.